Tin Butterflies

Veronica Goff

After attending a CHA show I fell in love with metal embossing on a new level. Sure I had tried it several times….only to have the thin metal sheets tear. Magdalena Muldoon of MercArt used a tin coated pewter that performs magically under the embossing tools. While the outside is full of butterflies, I just had to bring their beauty inside as well. The butterflies patterns were copied out of the book and traced onto the pewter, for embossing. I added spots of color with alcohol inks by Jacquard. The metal shines through the alcohol inks beautifully. Now for the saying! Duetica fonts makes the customizing easy with their unique fonts! Here I’ve used the Duetica Floot font, making the letters wispy & carefree like the butterflies fluttering near them. As the butterflies dance around the happy phrase, beautiful paper flowers add punch to the whole project.

Tin coated pewter
Metal embossing tools
Jacquard inks
Duetica DT Floot font

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